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King Wah Restaurant

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Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Hong Kong
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Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
09 402 7566
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the...
Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Buffet

Went here for some because we were feeling like chinese. We were quite surprise at how good the buffet was here and we have been to many with my wife being chinese. For the price ($27.50) it was value for money especially with fresh local pacific oysters. We would happily return here if in town... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
wlgNZ320
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went here for some because we were feeling like chinese. We were quite surprise at how good the buffet was here and we have been to many with my wife being chinese. For the price ($27.50) it was value for money especially with fresh local pacific oysters. We would happily return here if in town again. Takeaway option for the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went there evening and daytime. Night time was busy with tourists and community customers. Excellent Chinese menu with a variety on choice on the buffet. Seafood awesome. The oysters were fresh and the staff keep the bowl filled. Enjoyable evening was had for three adults and two children. Good grill menu kept the children happy with chips and nuggets. Daytime... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Overall, a very enjoyable and reasonably priced buffet that offers decent choice for the size of the restaurant. The (Pacific) oysters were some of the meatiest I've had. The fried rice had the perfect texture, and the sweet/sour pork remained crispy after exposure to sauce (that requires a twice-cooking method rarely seen outside of dedicated cantonese restaurants). The particular winners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My family t I dine here for dinner on a regular basis.. Fantastic food fantastic service we love the variety of food here.. We come here also with extended family members t friends.. Our all time favourite zx

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North Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very friendly owner, good and tasty food, friendly wait staff. We always come here at least 3x a year for the good yummy food and excellent service.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

great food, friendly service. I've had one of the best steam fish in NZ at the restaurant, would love to visit again.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Having travelled all day on this trip we found this restaurant tucked away off the main street. The takeaway menu is quiet extensive and the serving portions are more than reasonable, as is the price. Service was good despite the restaurant being very busy with sit down and takeaway customers.

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Springbrook, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had the all you can eat chinese buffet, the food was very good and reasonably priced. The service was very good as well which made it an enjoyable night. we left very full.

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Beenleigh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Attached to the restaurant is a takeaway section. We ordered flounder & chips to take down to the wharf at sunset. The lady picked a whole flounder, battered and cooked it. It was so big it hung out over the box. Down at the wharf a number of passerbys commented on the beautiful smell. We handpicked the whole flounder which... More 

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We dropped off some snapper and kingfish after being out fishing and the restaurant asked how we would like prepared and when we would like to eat. When we went back for supper we were greeted at the door and shown to our table. They prepared our kingfish 3 ways and snapper served whole. The food was delicious and beautifully... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paihia Mall, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09 402 7566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Hong Kong

Description

Located in Paihia, King Wah Chinese Seafood Restaurant has been at the forefront of the Paihia dining scene for many years.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 am

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